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Parenting Products to Make Your Summer a Success

Willow + Sim Bamboo Kids Beach Toys Perfect for beach days, these toys are made from unbleached compostable bamboo. This eco-friendly and durable set is lightweight and packaged in a natural canvas bag with mesh base and hemp rope handle…

Why You Should Learn ASL

Being deaf is more common than many people think, and deaf children are usually born to hearing parents. In fact, more than 90% of deaf children are born to hearing…

Teaching Kids Gratitude

What child doesn’t love getting gifts? What if kids approached writing thank-you notes for those gifts with the same love? Learning to write thank-you notes can be fun, and it’s something kids…

Parent You Should Know: Lauren Swartz

Lauren Swartz leads the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as president and CEO. The organization provides strategic, nonpartisan speaker programs, youth education, leadership training and unique…

Can Your Kids Enjoy Classical Music?

by Heather M. Ross Listening to classical music has demonstrated health benefits such as improving sleep, managing pain and helping people relax. According to a 2014 study, it could also help…

Parent You Should Know: Ona Wetherall

Ona Wetherall is the lead teacher for the Rosebud Garden Prekindergarten, governing team member, early childhood leader and parent association liaison at Kimberton Waldorf School in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. She lives in Kimberton, Pennsylvania, with her partner and their 17-year-old Rowan,…

Thanks-giving Every Day

At Thanksgiving, my family, like many American families, gathers around the table for a bountiful meal like the ones seen on the Food Network, and we give thanks for our…

Parent You Should Know: Kate Eckert

Kate Eckert is a library supervisor at the Free Library of Philadelphia. She lives in South Philly with her 6-year-old son Sidney and 13-year-old cat Yuki. What’s the hardest part about juggling parenthood and your career? The hardest thing about…

Tame the Halloween Horrors

For some children, Halloween is a time to overindulge in candy, take on a new identity for a day and witness spooky decorations transforming houses into macabre homes. However, the holiday can be an anxiety-inducing time for others. Ghosts, spiders,…